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Yamaha have unveiled two electric concept scooters, the EC-F and the EC-Fs, at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Described by Yamaha as "electric commuter vehicles", they are far more ambitious in design than BMW and Honda’s offerings, the C1-E Concept and the EV-Cub Concept.
Yamaha have not yet issued a release date for the lightweight aluminium scooters. The Japanese marque also remains tight lipped about specific technical details, but it is likely that the electric engine will be mounted on the hub.



A Yamaha press release says:
“Because it doesn’t need exhaust parts, there is much greater freedom of design. This avant-garde concept model is based on that concept and features a bold design and sculptural design. Its organic and dynamic form makes it look like modern pop art. Cool, no?”

The scooter’s innovative styling has split opinion on internet forums, with many likening the EC-Fs to the Xbox 360. One forum member added that they were ‘perfect for amputees who don't have those pesky legs to deal with.’
As well as the space-age EC-F and EC-Fs, Yamaha’s other electric scooter is the EC-03. Billed by Yamaha as ‘Light, Smart, Clean and Silent,’ its 0.6kWh electric motor – equivalent to 50cc – is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged from a regular plug socket.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKQl5fQdDh4"]YouTube - Yamaha Press Conference at 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009[/ame]

source: motorcyclenews.com
 

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Futuristic 650 Scooter

Hi,
For starters, with a high-tech 638cc motor, it is powerful and comfortable enough for touring on the open road, which separates it from traditional scooters by a few light years. But it's not so much the machine but the SECVT which really impressed us *the electronic gearbox is a foretaste of the future of commuting machinery and quite possibly of motorcycling in general.
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Electric Scooters

Yamaha doesn’t reveal much on the unique rides except that they are electric powered and the styling is “futuristic.” Actually the EC-f blurb on Yamaha’s global site explains the styling in greater detail.
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The most interesting looking are the EC-f and EC-fs “electric commuter vehicles.” And our man on the scene, MCUSA Editorial Director Ken Hutchison, confirms the EC-f designs generated the bigger crowds at the Yamaha booth during the show’s media day. Yamaha doesn’t reveal much on the unique rides except that they are electric powered and the styling is “futuristic.
Electric scooters offer an affordable and eco-friendly alternative for short-distance traveling.
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